Fur Sure: Don’t Miss This Sesame Street Exhibit!

For all the Sesame Street fans, there is a great exhibit in NYC. Have fun! – http://www.cutebeltz.com.

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Kids are born loving “Sesame Street.” Babies go gaga for Elmo, and the appeal of Kermit and friends endures for the toddler set and beyond. That’s why Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Learning on Sesame Street, on view now until January at Lincoln Center, is a must-see for both new and old fans of the groundbreaking show. It’s got life-sized Muppets, archival art and clips, and an off-the-hook play space. Kowabunga! (Double Kowabunga: It’s free!)

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A collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the exhibit fills the 3700-square-foot Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery with over 250 items from “Sesame Street”‘s history. When you enter (at the West end of Lincoln Center plaza) you’ll first encounter a mechanized Oscar the Grouch, who lifts his head out of his trash can when a green button at kid-height is pressed. While the little ones are…

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Go Swimming at NYC’s Best Free Outdoor Pools

Free NYC pools!! A definite activity to add to your list if you live in NYC.

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Need somewhere to cool off this summer? Free public pools, including several Olympic-sized ones, are plentiful in NYC. Follow Red Tricycle’s guide to discover the best choices for splashing around and working on swimming skills with your kids in every borough. From Red Hook, Brooklyn to the Lower East Side in Manhattan, here are eight top outdoor pools where you can beat the heat free of charge.

Tell us your favorite place to cool down in NYC in a Comment below.

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8 Outdoor Workouts Made For New Moms (& Your Baby Too!)

These are some great ways to get moving after having a baby. Now, that the weather has warmed up, getting outside to enjoy a workout is a great idea. These programs are in the NYC area, but checkout your local area by doing a web search to find a workout program in your area.  Here’s to health and loosing that baby weight! Thanks Red Tricycle for the great information, my go to NYC source.

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Spring weather has finally arrived, so let the sun and warmer temps be your motivation to get moving. Get your pre-pregnancy shape back with an outdoor mommy and me workout class. These eight sweat sessions are tailor-made for new moms looking to get fit, and count the kiddos in on the fun, too. From Central Park to McCarren Park and everywhere in between, you’re sure to find one near you.

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1. Fit4Mom

The When and Where: Riverside Blvd. (63rd and West End Ave.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Carl Schurz Park (86th St. & East End Ave.) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Best For: Moms of all fitness levels looking for a complete hour, full-body workout with baby in tow.

Get Started: $25 for drop-in classes, $190/10-pack, or $125 unlimited monthly access.

2. Movin’ Mamas NYC

The When and Where: Central Park on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at…

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Sweet Art: Real Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pops Up in Chelsea

Can’t wait to indulge in this yummy chocolate and best of all it’s free. If you are going to be in the NYC area this week, stop by and check out the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea.

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Who knew that art could be so yummy? David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea has been transformed into a mini-candy factory cranking out thousands of bite-sized sweets every day – all in the name of art. And unlike Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you don’t need a golden ticket to enter and indulge here; it’s all free and open to the public.

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How Sweet It Is

Artist Oscar Murillo is the Willy Wonka behind this sugar-charged art exhibit, entitled A Mercantile Novel. In collaboration with Colombina, a top confectionary company in Colombia, Murillo has built a fully operational production site in the gallery, staffed by experienced candy-making employees. The result? You’ll find thousands of the Chocmelo, one of Colombina’s signature candies, poured into bulk bins or wrapped in smiley face-stamped packages – all up for grabs.

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The Story Behind the Sugar

The artist’s goal is to raise awareness about trade…

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National Fire Prevention Day

       

 

Every year at my children’s school they host a fire safety day which I am very appreciative of.  They have the local fire station, the New City Fire Department come in and talk to the children about what you do in case of a fire.  The kids get to explore the fire truck, which is always fun!  They provide demonstrations and give the children what if’s and how to handle the situation in the case of a fire.  The children have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers directly from a fireman/firewoman which I believe helps the children understand the importance of fire safety.  They also hold a drawing contest, gives the children an opportunity to express what they learned and also for the teachers to gauge if the program is helpful.  For the three years my children have attended the school, it has been successful, it has provided great dinner conversations.  So, what have your children learned about fire prevention?  Is your school hosting a Fire Prevention Day?

Checkout the fire safety tips from the American Red Cross –> TIPS on safety

Educate Yourself – Fire Prevention Week! – Cute Beltz

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